Trying to figure out where to stay in Hobart? Check out this list of all the best places to stay, be it luxury hotels or traditional chateaus, throughout the city.
Small luxury hotels are the thing in Hobart, and throughout Tasmania for that matter. There are quite a few stand out properties within this small city, and here are our top picks.
1. MONA Pavilions
As the folks over at the Mona like to say “come and stay with us at Mona – not in the museum (unless you’re dead)”. These cutting-edge self-contained villas at Moorilla Estate are truly a one-of-a-kind accommodation experience. These villas contain pieces of artwork from the Mona collections and are named after influential Australian architects and artists. You can choose from Roy, Robin, Esmond, Walter, Charles, Brett, Arthur and Sidney. There’s a heated infinity pool, gym and sauna on the grounds and one big touch that they’ve included is a personal security screen. Just in case you have any unwanted guests (literally) come knocking on your door.
Address: 655 Main Road, Berridale
2. The Henry Jones Art Hotel
A waterfront haven that’s the favoured hang-out for cashed-up hipsters. That’s pretty much sums up The Henry Jones Art Hotel in a nutshell. Their rooms and suites are decked out in industrial rawness. No room is the same here, with fireplaces, terraces and kitchenettes in some and whirpool baths and living areas in others. You’ll have trouble choosing where to eat from the two restaurants and a cafe on site. But no worries if you choose them all, the fitness centre will help you lose some of those holiday kilos.
Address: 25 Hunter Street
3. Villa Howden
Hobart, or French countryside? This luxe traditional French provincial-inspired chateau is only 15 minutes outside of Hobart in Howden. Complete with traditional Parisian decor and furnishings, you’ll feel a million miles away from home in this deluxe estate. Once you’ve dumped your bags on the bed, hop down to the indoor saltwater pool for some pre-dinner laps. The cocktail bar is the perfect setting for your pre-dinner drinks, and after you’ve downed a few Aperol Spritz’s, head into the bay-view dining room for a meal to die for. Did we mention that this place is pet-friendly too? So the whole family can join.
Address: 77 Howden Road, Howden
4. The Islington
A fantastic example of Regency architecture set among sculpted gardens with views to Mount Wellington. Like The Henry Jones, The Islington is a curated hotel. This one is filled with original art and antiques from the owner’s private collection. While it is slightly removed from the centre of Hobart CBD, this won’t feel like a city location, and more like a mountain-lodge getaway. If you’re in desperate need of luxury and tranquillity, this is the place to be. With only 11 rooms and rainfall showers with roaring fireplaces, this is the destination you’ve been dreaming of.
Address: 321 Davey Street, South Hobart
5. Customs House
If you’re searching for great value accommodation in a Heritage-listed hotel, then check into Customs House Hotel right now. Located right on the waterfront and in the heart of the Hobart CBD, this place is only a few steps away from Salamanca and Battery Point. Rooms start at $190 a night for a Standard Queen but if you want to turn it up a notch, the Waterfront Queen is only an extra $30 (WOW). Every guest receives a complimentary cooked breakfast for two and free WiFi, so you can’t go wrong spending a night or two here.
Address: 1 Murray Street
6. MACq 01 Hotel
An entirely modern hotel, the MACq 01 took over the previous shipping shed that once stood and is now a prime accommodation spot for visitors. The decor is quirky with dark tones, which goes well with the sun-lit room. The rooms, while small, are incredibly comfortable, with a minibar stocked full of goodies and a bed you just want to jump onto. Head out onto your personal deck through the sliding glass doors and see the jaw-dropping view. Pop downstairs for dinner at their waterfront restaurant, Old Wharf Restaurant, and order the freshest catch of the day you’ve ever eaten. Add a butler service or the in-room massage to your bill and treat yourself.
Address: 18 Hunter Street
7. Somerset on the Pier
Set right along the water, this gorgeous structure that is the Somerset was originally built in the 1930s but had a huge refurb to modernise the style. Every type of accommodation is here is loft styled, with one or two bedrooms to choose from. You’ve got a full kitchen and dining area overlooking the water, so have some eggs and bacon while watching the sunrise on the harbour. If you’ve exhausted yourself from all those adventures during the day, head down to reception to choose a complimentary DVD rental to buckle down for the night.
Address: 1 Elizabeth Street
8. Hotel Grand Chancellor
The Hotel Grand Chancellor has got a great spot overlooking the harbour of Hobart. Full of all the best amenities, treat yourself to the fitness centre, do a couple of laps in the indoor pool and then enjoy a fancy dinner at their upscale restaurant. And if you’ve got a spare afternoon, book yourself a spot at their afternoon tea session, filling yourself with the best finger sandwiches and scones. The stunning harbour and mountain views will make you forget that you’re right in the heart of the Tasmanian CBD.
Address: 1 Davey Street